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Weekend review: August 8 & 9, 2015

by Editor
Monday 10th August 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bearbrook 10k

A new course record was set in style at the Bearbrook 10k, by local Olympic marathon runner Anuradha Cooray, Vale of Aylesbury AC. His time of 29m53s broke the thirty minute barrier in the fifteenth running of this event. Running well, but just over three minutes later, was Paul Adams (32.57) St Albans Striders. One minute later was third placed Simon Beepack Woodford Green.he warm conditions did not favour the first lady Samantha Amend, Belgrave Harriers, but she still had a fine time (36.50). Running well from Tring was Alex Gykelbosch (40.17). Third lady was Charlie Arnell.  A fine performance from this non club runner.

Other prize winners were MV40 Martin Summerfield, VoA. (36.50). MV50 Derek Brown, Chiltern Harriers (36.23). MV60 Peter Cross, Belgrave Harriers, (44.44). FV35 Sandra Reynolds, Chiltern Harriers (42.31). FV45 Julia Austen, VoA, (44.08). FV55 Deidre Heydecker, St Albans (46.32).

The men’s team prize was won by Vale of Aylesbury AC, with Tring and Dacorum ladies taking the female team prize.

Running conditions were good, maybe a tad warm. But many PB’s were attained among the field of 500 quality runners.

The event was celebrated with the lead car and new sponsor Bucks CCTV recording the action. The much appreciated water stations were again provided by Aston Clinton electrician and Bearbrook member Mike Fryer. The new start/ finish markers and much other new equipment was provided from a grant from the Aylesbury Community chest.

Men's results

1 Anuradha Cooray Aylesbury AC 00:29:53
2 Paul Adams St Albans Striders 00:32:57
3 Simon Beedell Woodford Green AC 00:33:57


Women's results

1 Samantha Amend Belgrave Harriers 00:36:50
2 Alex Eykelbosch Dacorum and Tring AC 00:40:17
3 Charlie Arnell   00:40:57


Click here for full results



Caythorpe 10k

Caythorpe 10k 2015

The day started overcast, but then it turned out to be sunny and hot, not ideal, but everyone enjoyed themselves.

134 people registered but only 118 actually ran. Down on last year numbers

Because of the dry sunny weather recently the course was firm and fast, so everyone came home looking forward to a hot shower and food. There were no mishaps or accidents and everybody completed the course.

Men's results

1 Andy Dunderdale Lincs Police AA 00:36:23
2 Ivan Oxborough Bracebridge Heath 00:37:23
3 Lewis Hopkinson Fernwood RC 00:39:41


Women's results

1 Ada Whitten  Sleaford 00:50:05
2 Polly Atherton Sleaford 00:50:50
3 Janet Harmston Skegness Coasters 00:52:43


Click here for full results in due course



Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 Trail

Over 1,100 runners and walkers finishing a variety of races including a 21k, 30k, 42k and 50k Ultra marathon.

The scenic routes took runners and walkers, mostly off road on paths and Country Estates around Salisbury, some of which are usually not open to the public and the main 42k Marathon was designed to cross 5 Rivers, 4 Hills, 3 Large Country Estates, 2 Castles and 1 Cathedral.  

The event started and finished at Salisbury Fire Station and is organised by the Fire Sport UK and supported the official Charity of the Fire Fighters Charity. – www.firefighterscharity.org.uk
Warm and sunny conditions.

Men's results - 42k / 26.2 Mile Marathon Wessex Trail *(Field 334)

1 David Meacock - 03:04:22
2 Steve Low Blackwater Valley Runners 03:20:17
3 Andrew Pace Eastleigh RC 03:20:26


Women's results - 42k / 26.2 Mile Marathon Wessex Trail *(Field 334)

1 Natasha Mansell Bracknell Forest Runners 03:49:03
2 Sarka Taslarova   03:51:39
3 Lucianne Albrecht Worthing Striders 03:52:48


1st Team: 100 Marathon Club - P.Allen/P.Lemon/J.Cobby (114 points / 12:08:48)


Men's results - 50k / 31 Mile Ultra Marathon Wessex Trail *(Field 294)

1 Steve Way Bournemouth AC 03:18:37
2 Alastair Pickburn   03:45:26
3 Damian Carr Coventry Godiva 04:01:50


Women's results - 50k / 31 Mile Ultra Marathon Wessex Trail *(Field 294)

1 Holly Rush (2nd overall) Team Bath AC 03:42:27
2 Mel Frazier Gravesend RR & AC 04:07:17
3 Chris Ellyatt   04:21:50


1st Team: Lingfield RC  - S.Ulatowski/J.Kirk/M.Regenass (69 points / 13:28:44)


Men's results - 33k / 20 Mile Wessex Trail *(Field 180)

1 Ben Pitman Lordshill Road Runners 2:15:25
2 Graeme Miller Bournemouth AC 02:18:27
3 Rob Dras - 02:27:53


Women's results - 33k / 20 Mile Wessex Trail *(Field 180)

1 Valeria Sesto New Forest RC 02:30:55
2 Imogen Simmonds - 02:39:00
3 Carla Denneny - 02:43:16


1st Team: New Forest Runners – V,Sesto/M.McCabe/R.Copp (80 points / 08:44:50)


Men's results - 21k / 13.1 Mile Half Marathon Wessex Trail (Field 320)

1 Daniel Campion Lordshill RR 01:30:48
2 Chad McBride   01:35:24
3 Stuart Kinton Reading RR 01:35:29


Women's results - 21k / 13.1 Mile Half Marathon Wessex Trail (Field 320)

1 Sarah Kemp Salisbury A&RC 01:42:23
2 Sarah Chaloner Poole AC 01:43:18
3 Julia May Full on Tri 01:46:20


1st Team: Lordshill RR – D.Campion/J.Scarle/S.Ashdown (49 points / 05:04:36)

10k / 6.1 Mile Wessex Trail – Walk Only *(Field 44)

5k / 3 Mile Wessex Trail – Walk Only *(Field 16)

For Full Results please visit: www.chiptimes.biz or www.salisbury54321.com



Southwell Swine

The sun shone down on the third Southwell Swine.  The event took place once again in the lovely gardens and grounds of the Brackenhurst Estate near Southwell.  Many thanks to them and Southwell Cricket cub for use of their grounds.

Nearly 140 runners took part over the 1-lap 5.5 mile couse and the two-lap 11 mile course.  There were some fantastic performances with the course records being broken on both the 1-lap and 2-lap races.  The course looked in fantastic conditions with the field edges being recently mown but this belied tough underfoot conditions with rough ground and tough grass testing all the runners' strength.

The runners' enjoyed their celebratory hog roasts while picnicking on the boundary of the cricket pitch.

Thanks also due to te race sponsors; Gascoignes Estate Agents, Paul Best Sports and Turtle Plumbing.

The organisers expect to make a donation to Reach, a local charity supporting people with learning disabilities, of around £500 when the finances are finalised.

Men's 5.5 Mile / 1-lap results



Women's 5.5 Mile / 1-lap results



Men's 11 Mile / 2-lap results



Women's 11 Mile / 2-lap results



Click here for full results



SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K

SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K

A record breaking 1,000 runners put on their trainers and came down to Ormeau Park, Belfast for the SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K. Irish international rugby player Tommy Bowe fired the starting gun and cheered runners on before handing out medals as they crossed the finish line. This is where the event series first launched four years ago before rolling out around the country and Sunday saw local families make their way around the course in order to raise money for Heart Research UK, with many of them embracing the new ‘field of fresh’ giant inflatable for the final 500m.

A Ballymoney family took part for the fourth year running, in what has become a family tradition. Raising money and awareness for national charity Heart Research UK is something that is very close to the Smith family as 11 family members have been impacted by the devastating effects of heart disease.  

Grace Smith, 32, and her brother Mark, 34, took part in the first ever SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K run in 2012, as a challenge as part of their weight loss programme.

Commenting on why the family are joining in the fun run, Grace Smith, said: “People tend to raise money for other health related charities but coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the UK and has affected everyone in our family numerous times. We wanted to help raise money for Heart Research UK to help fund research into treatments and cures of heart disease - and enjoy a great day as well!”

Grace and Mark’s dad, Dave, died age 57 in Royal Victoria Hospital just 17 days after suffering a sudden heart attack. Mum Joan suffered from rheumatic fever when she was 18, which caused damage to her heart valves, whilst Grandma Jean suffered an aortic aneurysm and had to undergo major heart surgery.

Other family members have suffered fatal heart attacks and undergone heart bypass surgery, while one family member suffers from an enlarged heart amongst other heart complications. Grace and Mark’s experience with heart disease has motivated them to keep fit and live a lifestyle focused on heart health, to help them prevent any future heart problems.

The Smith family’s story is just one example of the difference the sponsorship money raised can have, with every penny raised going towards the Heart Research UK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grant scheme. The scheme was launched to provide financial support to local community groups across the UK to encourage them to lead healthy lifestyles and to, ultimately, look after their hearts.

After the fun run, runners were greeted by their family and friends where they enjoyed a fun day out with a variety of free entertainment including a bouncy castle, face painting and a delicious SUBWAY® lunch.

The event was the seventh of 12 that will take place up and down the country from May to September. Open to all ages and abilities the events are part of the SUBWAY® brand’s efforts to inspire families to live healthier and more active lifestyles.

Roger Cusa, Head of Marketing for the SUBWAY® brand in the UK and Ireland said “I am delighted that the seventh event in our 2015 SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K series was in Belfast and that it was such a success. It was great to see so many local families come out and show their support for this worthwhile cause. I hope their experiences will encourage even more people to sign up again next year.”

Barbara Harpham, National Director of Heart Research UK said: “We are thrilled to be working with the SUBWAY® brand once again to encourage heart healthy lifestyles for the whole family. It’s the fourth year we have put on a 5K event in Belfast, and the local community have once again been more than generous with their donations. All the sponsorship money raised today will fund worthwhile projects that promote heart health in the region.”

Go to 5ksubway.com for more information.

SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K


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